The Czech broadcaster FTV Prima is preparing to launch a new channel on April 1.
Rozhlas.cz reports that the group registered the name Prima Krimi on January 9 with the Industrial Property Office.
It adds that Gabriela Semová, a spokeswoman for FTV Prima, did not want to confirm the launch of a new channel and only said that the company was expanding its existing brand line, which includes Prima Cinema.
Rozhlas.cz also says that the new channel is likely to be called Prima 8 and focus on the genre of crime. This will not be surprising, given that Prima already shows a large number of original and acquired crime programmes.
FTV Prima sent the necessary requests to the Radio and Television Broadcasting Council (RRTV) in the last few days to launch the channel.
It already operates a number of thematic channels in addition to the flagship service Prima. They include Prima Cool, Prima Love, Prima Zoom and Prima Max.